Same Place, Colorado Students ’13

17 Jul

Same Place – Different View

This time for our Same Place – Different View, we head back to Colorado where we will be again in September. It is a beautiful part of the world, less tramelled than many places, and full of magnificent, craggy ranges, blazing Aspens cascading down mountainsides, and valleys with meandering streams. There is a reason that people come to this area and don’t leave.

As usual, we travel the back roads, often visiting little-known locations.

At a small pond, Don focused on the early-morning mists rising off the water, ducks paddling around, and the reflections of the mountains at first light.© 2013 Donald Namm.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Dave was attracted to the larger scene and wanted to celebrate the grandeur of the view, using the reflections to echo what was beyond.© 2013 David L. Robertson.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer. Dave, by the way, is teaching our Lightroom 5 workshop in Death Valley in December!

Another of our locations is high up a valley, inaccessible if there is any amount of snow. We were lucky, as earlier in the week, we were blocked by road conditions.

Judy loved the way the evening light set off the near-silhouette of a side hill, using the foreground shapes to set off the fiery clouds.© 2013 Judy Preston.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Don, on the other hand, looking in a totally different direction, was drawn to the Continue reading 

Same Place, Arches & Canyonlands Workshop ’12

13 Jul

Same Place – Different View

In Arches & Canyonlands a couple of years ago, we did not get a lot of images from our participants. After all, everyone has busy lives, and when each person returns home, those lives take precedence.

This Same Place – Different View focuses on an iconic scene from Canyonlands National Park.

In one of his renditions, Michael gave his image an eerie, moonlit glow, adding to the mystery of this amazing location.© 2012 Michael Royer.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Ginny, on the other hand, focused in on one of the iconic scenes at the location and carefully separated the various elements.© 2012 Ginny C. Johnson.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

After doing some star shots, Emad waited until the skies lit up and went for a new take on the classic view.© 201 Emad Atalla.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Next time: Same Place – Different View from Colorado’s Fall Colors

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Same Place, Summer Maine Students ’13

8 Jul

Same Place – Different View

I have not done a “Same Place – Different View” blog for quite a while, and we are proud of our students’ work, so this is long past due. In this one, we visit some different approaches and viewpoints from our 2013 Summertime on the Maine Coast.

I grew up sailing the Maine coast, as many of you know. It is in my blood, and Arnie has grown to love it as much as I. It is great fun showing the lesser-known spots, as well as the classic iconic locations, to our participants and seeing what they do with the photographic fodder offered them.

There is a small, little-known cove that we always visit. We have gotten to know and become friends with those who live there and have access to many areas normally off-bounds to outsiders. Dinghies are also known as skiffs in Maine, and they populate the docks in all the harbors. In spite of “official” definitions, in Maine, they are not used for sailing, rather as transportion between the shore and the fishing boats. Whatever the term, there is something compelling about them, and photographers generally make a beeline for them.

Dave chose to select a group of four dinghies, cutting off the edge and “breaking the rule” or normally having an odd number of objects in the photograph. He achieved a nice balance, and by cutting off the edges, created some tension and added interest.© 2013 David L. Robertson.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer. Dave, by the way is teaching our Lightroom 5 workshop in Death Valley in December!

Soraya found the same group but selected two more, placed the darkest dinghy differently, and had the dock edge anchor them. Same place, but a different way of putting the scene together.© 2013 Soraya Leah Anderson.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

In contrast, there is an oft-photographed and -visited lighthouse just down the road from where we stay. It is classic and has some marvelous rocks and rock formations that give it a unique look. People seek out lighthouses and explore them, usually with cameras in tow. Because this particular lighthouse has been photographed so often, it provides a challenge to the photographer to come up with a different viewpoint, especially for those who visited here before.

Jim carefully made his way down onto the rocks to Continue reading